Distinguished Service Award Archives

The Distinguished Service Award was established by the Board of Trustees in 1952 to recognize individuals who have rendered exceptional service to the university. Awards are not made on the basis of long, faithful, or loyal service alone, but rather for service that is truly distinguished. Recipients of this award have provided a broad spectrum of services to the university in both official and unofficial capacities.

2019


George W. Acock, Jr.
Richard A. "Rich" Hollingsworth
Linda S. Kass
Katherine Lien Kisker
Dr. William (Ted) McDaniel, Jr.
Gifford Weary

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2018


Dr. Deborah A. Ballam
John C. "Jack" Fisher
Dr. Valerie B. Lee
Bobby D. Moser
David E. Schuller
Iris S. Wolstein

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2017


Lucy Shelton Caswell
Archive Griffin
Richard G. Stoddard

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2016


Gary Booth
Robert L. Caldwell Jr.
Raimund Goerler
John H. Litchfield
Nancy Hardin Rogers

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2015


Jameson Crane
Mabel G. Freeman
Stephanie A. Hightower
Robert C. Hummel
Christian Zacher
Nancy L. Zimpfer

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2014


Martha M. Garland
John B. "Jay" Gerlach, Jr.
William G. "Bill" Lowrie
Dan D. Sandman 
Daniel "Dan" Shapiro
Mac A. Stewart
Robert J. "Bob" Weiler, Sr.

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2013


Carole A. Anderson
Rudine Sims Bishop
William P. Blair, III
Ruann F. Ernst
George A. Skestos
Justine "Tina" Skestos
Daniel J. Wampler

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2012


Randall B. Ripley
Elizabeth J. Watters
Ann "Tanny" B. Crane
John "Jack" Kessler
Keith Monda
Trella Hemmerly Romine
Stephen A. Sterrett
James R. Tootle
Alec Wrightman
Jon R. Woods

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2011


Bill and Marci Ingram
William J. Lhota
Tamala Longaberger
Barbara R. Snyder
Joel Weaver

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2010


John J. "Jack" Chester, Sr.
John E. (Jack) Lucks, Jr.
John O. Riedl
Chris Spielman
Stefanie Spielman
Ellen Tressel
William D. Wells
Virginia I. Zirkle

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2009


Mildred L. Chavous
John W. Creighton, Jr.
Earnest L. Mazzaferri
Erin Moriarty
Richard Rosen
John M. Shepherd
Carl D. Smallwood
Christine Warner Powell and John L. Warner

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2008


Edwin M. Cooperman
Alice Galloway
Anne K. Jeffrey
Bruce W. Lavash
George W. Paulson
Corbett A. Price
Barbara J. Tootle

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2007


Herbert B. Asher
Ted Beattie
James F. Patterson
Patricia Duke Robinson and Thomas E. Robinson
William Rodney "Rod" Sharp
Judy Tuckerman
Paul Young

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2006


Vince Aveni
Vera Blaine
Barbara Fergus
Arthur Hecker, PhD
Dr. Ernest Johnson
Edward Ray, PhD
Richard Smith III

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2005


Daniel Heinlen
Richard D. Johnson
James J. Mager
Lou Ann Moritz Ransom
Michael E. Moritz (posthumous)
Anne Pruitt
Ronald St. Pierre
Richard Stander, Sr.

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2004


Frank E. Bazler
Virginia Hutchison Bazler
Yvette McGee Brown
Clarence R. Cole
Donald D. Glower
Elaine H. Hairston
Raymond A. Miller
Manuel Tzagournis

2003


Kenneth L. Coleman
Rodney J. Harrison
Gerald M. Reagan
Robert F. Reusché 
Ralph A. Rockow
Norman M. Stanley
Charles C. Warner
Micki Zartman

2002


Jane Fawcett-Hoover  
George Hairston
Richard M. Hill
Joan Leitzel
Charles Lifer
Curtis J. Moody
Barbara Trueman
Richard I. Wells

2001


William E. Arthur
David Cole
Ray Groves
E. Leonard Jossem
Clark Kellogg
Floradelle A. Pfahl
Ron Racster
Thekla R. Shackelford

2000


Donna M. Alvarado
Daniel G. Amstutz
Robert A. Barnes
Ben E. Espy;
Ben M. Jones, III
Everett B. Laybourne
Theodore "Ted" B. Myers
Nancy A. Patterson

1999


Frederic Beekman
Loann Woods Crane
G. Edwin Johnson
Isabel F. Miller
Kathryn M. Moore
Alex Shumate
Alberta Banner Turner
Wilburn H. Weddington

1998


John J. Barone
Vernon R. Cahill
Gay B. Hadley
Frank W. Hale, Jr.
Joan Huber
Joanne Wharton Murphy (posthumous) 
Richard J. Solove
Frank Wobst

1997


Judy Barker
John T. Eby
David L. Meeker
Florence Zacks Melton
J. Gilbert Reese
Madison Scott (posthumous)
Dorothy Teater
J. Robert Warmbrod

1996


Richard J. Denman
Simon Dinitz
Dr. Wilbur Gould
Anne Hayes
Billy A. Hill (posthumous)
Susan J. Insley
Sally M. Nitschke
John J. Schiff
Arthur I. Vorys

1995


Charles Babcock
John W. Berry, Sr.
Sheila Castellarin
Charlotte L. Immke
Charles Y. Lazarus
Colleen McMurray
Kathryn T. Schoen
C. William Swank

1994


Daniel Galbreath
Ralph Howard
Roy Kottman
Richard Leet
Grayce Sills
Joseph Stranges
William Willis

1993


Shirley Dunlap Bowser
Andrew J. Broekema
Dorothy M. Davis
John G. Kramer
John G. McCoy
John T. Mount
Marlene Owens Rankin
Chalmers Wylie

1992


Lena Bailey
Shirley Brooks Jones
Thomas E. Cavendish
Leonard J. Immke, Jr.

1991


Wendell W. Ellenwood
Albert J. Kuhn
Paul E. Watkins
Robert J. Watkins

1990


Richard Armitage
Jack L. Beal
Francille M. Firebaugh
Charles McMurray, Jr.
Alex and Betty Schoenbaum
James V. Warren

1989


James E. Chapman
Dale T. Friday
Noel F. George
Robert E. Georges
Julian B. Rotter
Frederick G. Ruffner, Jr.
Thomas B. Smith
Mary Anne Southard
Stuart A. Summit
Richard W. Trott
Leon I. Twarog

1988


Raymond S. Bugno
Eugene C. D'Angelo, Jr.
Ilsedore M. Edse
Robert L. Evans
John B. Gerlach
Ruth M. Kessler
Toni Mendez
Ruth W. Mount
Robert W. Wagner
Eva D. Wilson

1987


John F. Havens
William Poland (posthumous)
Maybelle L. Ruppert
Seward D. Schooler
Faye S. Smith
Marion L. Smith

1986


Arthur E. Adams
Richard P. Anderson
Virginia S. Conn
Paul G. Craig
Weldon A. Kefauver
Arthur E. Shepard

1985


Molly B. Caren
F. Miles Flickinger
George G. Greenleaf
John W. Nelson
D. Ransom Whitney

1984


Morgan L. Allison
Roy H. Bowen
W. Arthur Cullman
Stanley E. Harrison
William J. Holloway
L. Neal Smith
Charles H. Summerson
Clara G. Weishaupt

1983


Richard D. Altick
William "Ziggy" Coyle
M. Merle Harrod
Walter L. Hartman
Ross L. Mooney
William F. Rounds
Judith B. Washburn (posthumous)

1982


Donald P. Cottrell
Sydney N. Fisher
Wayne Woodrow Hayes
William E. MacDonald
Robert C. Ringer
Everett Shimp

1981


Francis R. Aumann
John Drinko
Audrey P. Enarson
Jack O. Evans
Richard P. Goldwait
John A. Prior
Walter C. Reckless
Arnold Ross
Clarence E. Taft
J. Edward Weaver

1980


Camille Joseph DeLor
Barbee William Durham
Lawrence E. Kunkle
James W. Phillips
Jacqueline D. Sisson
    (in absentia) 
Grady Smith
Leo G. Staley
T. Scott Sutton
I. Keith Tyler
Francis P. Weisenburger

1979


Richard H. Bohning
Beatrice J. Cleveland
John B. Conard
Jeannette LaRocque
J. Paul McNamara

1978


Harold J. Grimm
James R. McCoy
Edwin L. Mitchell
Edward F. Wagner

1977


John H. Dunlap
Gordon B. Carson
Frances E. Naylor
Ralph S. Paffenbarger

1976


Elinor M. Bayer
Oliver D. Diller
A. Elliott Kimberly
Howard E. LeFevre
Cecil Robinson
Morris S. Rosenblum
Lewie C. Stephens

1975


Charles H. Cook
Robert S. Dorsey
J. Wesley Leas
Julia L. Marine

1974


Lilyan B. Bradshaw
Max Drake
Erwin E. Dreese
Robert M. Estrich
Richard C. Larkins

1973


Harold Fawcett
Alfred B. Garrett
John H. Herrick
Frederick Stecker

1971


Ralph L. Boyer
Grace Fern Heck
Virgil Overholt

1969


John B. Fullen
James R. Hull
Thomas B. Meek
Delbert Oberteuffer
Dorothy D. Scott

1968


Christine Y. Conaway
Jacob E. Davis
Mylin H. Ross

1967


Kenyon S. Campbell
Thomas E. Davis
Alan B. Loop
Jean Waid Reilly

1966


Charley R. Miller
Henry L. Wagner

1965


James E. Pollard
Smith L. Rairdon
G. E. Tenney

1964


Viva Belle Boothe (in absentia)
John Bernis Brown
Josephine Sitterle Failer
Fred Andrews Hitchcock
Everett David Reese

1963


Thomas Alvin Boyd
Harold Ernest Burtt
Dan Harrison Eikenberry
Forrest Guy Ketner
Samuel Renshaw

1962


George W. Eckelberry
Ernest R. Godfrey
William S. Guthrie
Herschel W. Nisonger

1961


Fred Albert Cornell (in absentia)
Helen H. Hosford
Herbert S. Warwick
Robert Nestor Gorman
Charles Austin Doan

1960


Charles Grosvernor Bond
Carlton Spencer Dargusch
Leo Leavitt Rummell
Eugene John Weigel

1959


Rlio Clyde Baker
Robert Fager Black
James Finney Lincoln

1958


George Blair Crane
Edward Sims Drake
Willard Monroe Kiplinger
Wendell Dean Postle
Walter Crothers Weidler

1957


James Wylie Huffman
Chester Watson McClintock
Robert Meiklejohn

1956


Stanley MacRae Hanley
Russell Garrett Means
Alpheus Wilson Smith
Carl Eckert Steeb
Frank Ransom Strong
John Woodworth Wilce

1955


Helen M. Clarke
Paul H. Elleman
Charles A. Kuntz
Charles Wells Reeder
Howard Dwight Smith
Katherine A. Vogel

1954


Frederic Heimberger
Robert W. Laylin
William C. McCracken
Warner Pomerene
Donald C. Power
Clara Raynor Rader

1952


Ervin G. Bailey
Robert Lazarus
Joe Wood Morrison
Hugh E. Nesbitt
Bland L. Stradley
Jacob B. Taylor